A funeral service was held Thursday, January 21, 2016 at Saint Michael’s Catholic Church, Grand Forks for George Oliver Chaput, 94, Grand Forks.
Posted on 1/22/16
He died with family by his side on January 18, 2016 in Woodside Village, Grand Forks.
A private burial will be at Saint Clotilde Cemetery, Milton.
George Oliver Chaput was born December 8, 1921 in Perry Township, near Langdon as one of ten children to Mederic and Laura (Marcelin) Chaput. He was united in marriage to his bride of 71 years, Anna Marcotte, on November 27, 1944 in Olga. They had 10 children who, by example, taught them to work hard, instilled in them their values and their faith, and demonstrated their dedication and love for each other and family. After spending a year in Ypsilanti, Mich., they returned to North Dakota where they farmed near Milton from 1945 through 1967. He and Anna moved to Grand Forks in 1967 where he worked at St. Anne’s Guest Home and UND before he became an independent drywall contractor. After retiring in 1982, he and Anna traveled extensively in their motorhome, made annual trips to Medora and spent several winters in Texas or Arizona. Whenever they traveled, they always took time to visit relatives and friends along the way. He was an active Catholic, a member of Saint Michael’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, the Eagle’s Club, and Good Sam Club.
George is survived by his wife, Anna; sons, Kenneth Chaput, Bellevue, Wash., Damus (Jeanne) Chaput, Cavalier, Mark (Karen) Chaput, Billings, Mont.; daughters, Janice (Leroy) Ljunggren, Milton, Wash. Marcia (Lee) Damoiseaux, Tacoma, Wash., Gayle (Dave) Roberton, Grand Forks, Susann DeTienne, St. Louis Park, Minn., Brenda Taylor, Grand Forks, Barbara (Scott) Knepper, Grand Forks; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; brothers, Tomas Chaput, Ypsilanti, Mich., Wilbert (Willy) Chaput, Langdon, Mederic Chaput, Ill. Newburg, Md.; sisters, Leona Johnson, Grand Forks, Hilda Wilhelmi, Grand Forks; and many nephews and nieces.
He was proceeded in death by his son, Michael Chaput; grandson, Nicolas Taylor; brother, Sylveo Chaput; sisters, Eva Moos, Annette Prince, and Marie Everson.
The family requests that memorials be designated to the Saint Clotilde Cemetery. Checks should be designated to “St. Clotilde Cemetery” and made payable to Saint Alphonsus Church, 1010 Third St, Langdon, ND, 58249.
Amundson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guest register may be signed at www.amundsonfuneralhome.com.